This past week, the Hillcrest administration emailed you regarding a student that had come down with a case of chickenpox. As background, the student in question came down with the symptoms upon their return from Christmas vacation this past Sunday. The student is in quarantine and has been since the appearance of chickenpox on Monday morning. Because chickenpox is highly contagious, we want to take every reasonable precaution to prevent its spread. Many Hillcrest students have received the vaccine (varicella) or have had the chickenpox thus reducing the risk.
The Minnesota Deparment of Health is providing a special varicella vaccination clinic for Hillcrest Academy. If you are interested in having your student vaccinated, please email your permission to Alison Grover, Hillcrest school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org.